HELLO SO I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE INTERNET AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS HOW TO BLEACH HAIR AND WOULD TEACH ME BECAUSE IVE TRIED LOOKING IT UP AND NONE OF THE GUIDES MAKE SENSE AND I ALSO NEED TO KNOW SOME STUFF ABOUT WHAT SHAMPOO TO BUY AND UPKEEP AND HOW TO RE-DYE ONCE ROOTS COME IN ETC.
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Hi there! I’ve been lightening/bleaching my hair with hydrogen peroxide since last October.
It’s very simple, but the way it worked out with my hair was not quick. It took months for me to get it as light as I wanted, though I noticed a change after like, 3 treatments.
I expect this depends on your hair though, and how harsh you’re willing to be on it.
I started with strong, undyed medium-dark brown hair. (Also curly, and reaching to mid-back. This is going to be easier for you since you have shorter hair.)
- Hydrogen peroxide (dark brown bottle by the first aid aisle. At my grocery store you can get like a liter for $0.88)
- Spray bottle
- Gloves like you’d use for dishes/cleaning (sterotypically bright yellow)
- Wash and condition your hair as usual. Towel/air dry.
- Fill spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide.
- While your hair is still a little damp, use the spray bottle to cover all of your hair, from root to tip, with hydrogen peroxide. Wear the gloves while you’re doing this. I found the hydrogen peroxide irritated/dried out my skin. Use the comb to help section off hair, make sure all the strands are coated, etc.
- Let the peroxide sit in your hair for 1-2 hours. Sit in the sunlight if possible.
- Rinse with cold water.
- Repeat every day until your hair is as light as you want it to be.
I did a treatment every day for a couple weeks, then only once a week for a while, and now, my hair has become a nice golden color that I like, so I only do the roots every two weeks (though of course some of the rest of the hair ends up getting treated too—but curly hair is very forgiving of imprecise dyeing).
Use more conditioner than you usually do the day after you treat your hair.
That’s all! Hope this was clear and that it helped!